Festival Calendar

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Telliskivi 60A
10412 Tallinn
Estonia
phone +372 56 208 308
fax +372-631-4644
http://www.poff.ee
email: info@poff.ee

Director
Mr. Kerem Ayan

Year of Foundation 1997

Event Date from 13 November 2020 till 29 November 2020

Event Date

in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia

International Competition

Sections International Competition, First Feature Competition, Baltic Film Competition, Non-competetive Programs, Just Film Youth and Children's Film Festival

Terms of Entry The Official Selection – Competition is an international non-specialised competition presenting feature length (60 minutes and over) films from around the world completed after 15th of September 2019.

The First Feature - Competition is an international competition for debut films. The competition presents feature length debut (60 minutes and over, first time feature film directing status) films from around the world completed after 15th of September 2019.

The non-competitive sections showcase new discoveries and a selection of the best picks from other film festivals, with programmes for genre films, documentaries, and themed sections for fashion, sports and more. We accept feature length (60 minutes and over) films from around the world completed after 15th of September 2019. Films eligible for the non-competitive programme are feature length (60 minutes and over) either fiction or documentary from around the world completed after the 15th of September 2017 with a minimum requirement being their Estonian premiere.

Priority will be given to films with a World or International Premiere. The minimum premiere requirement is an European Regional Premiere. European films and co-produced films presented in their country of origin remain eligible.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Regular Deadline: 01.07.2020
Extended Deadline: 17.08.2020
Final submission Deadline: 24.08.2020

Fees Regular Deadline ( - 01.07.): 55$; Extended Deadline (02.07. - 17.08.): 75$; Final submission Deadline (18.08-27.08) 85$

Attendance Figures 90,000

Participants of the Film Industry filmmakers and industry total up to 1.400 in 2019

Prizes/Awards Official Selection – Competition
Grand Prix for the Best Film (Grant of 10,000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
Best Director (Grant of 5000 Euros)
Best Cinematography (Grant of 1000 Euros)
Best Script
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Music
First Feature Competition:
The Award for the Best First Feature Film (Grant of 5000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
Two Special Jury Prizes
Baltic Film Competition:
The Award for Best Baltic Feature Film (Grant of 3200 Euros from Toyota Baltic, shared by the Director and Producer)
Additional awards presented:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Audience Award (Grant of 2 000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award
International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award
Cross Religion award presented by the spiritual leaders of the largest congregations in Estonia

German Films

2020

Official Selection – Competition
CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs (CH/DE, Contrast Film, Kultur Produktion, Port au Prince, Niama Film) [International Premiere]

First Feature Competition
MODELL OLIMPIA by Frédéric Hambalek (Frédéric Hambalek Filmproduktion, Spektrumfilm) [World Premiere]

Rebels with a Cause Competition
CORTEX by Moritz Bleibtreu (Paloma Entertainment, Port-Au-Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)

Screen International
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)

Just Film
MADISON by Kim Strobl (DE/AT, Dor Film-West)
SUMMER REBELS (SOMMER-REBELLEN) by Martina Sakova (DE/SK, Projector23)
MAX AND THE WILD BUNCH (MAX UND DIE WILDE 7) by Winfried Oelsner (Westside Filmproduktion, Rat Pack Filmproduktion)
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE by Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon (UK/DE, Magic Light Pictures, ZDF)
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES (DAS GEHEIME LEBEN DER BÄUME) by Jörg Adolph (Constantin Film Produktion)

In Focus: New German Cinema (in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Tallinn)
Opening Film: ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Bavaria Filmproduktion, X-Filme Creative Pool)
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani (DE/NL, Sommerhaus Filmproduktion)
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
EXILE (EXIL) by Visar Morina (DE/BE/XK, Komplizen Film)
WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders (Flare Film)
HOME by Franka Potente (augenschein Filmproduktion)
AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD (UND MORGEN DIE GANZE WELT) by Julia von Heinz (DE/FR, Seven Elephants, Kings & Queens Filmproduktion)
MODELL OLIMPIA by Frédéric Hambalek (Frédéric Hambalek Filmproduktion, Spektrumfilm)
RIVAL (RIVALE) by Marcus Lenz (HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion, Wildfilms) [European Premiere]
COCOON (KOKON) by Leonie Krippendorff (Jost Hering Filme)
MADISON by Kim Strobl (DE/AT, Dor Film-West)
CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs (CH/DE, Contrast Film, Kultur Produktion, Port au Prince, Niama Film)
CORTEX by Moritz Bleibtreu (Paloma Entertainment, Port-Au-Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)
CURVEBALL - A TRUE STORY. UNFORTUNATELY by Johannes Naber (Bon Voyage Films)
BLACK MILK by Uisenma Borchu (DE/MN, Sven Zellner und Uisenma Borchu Film)

Shorts Live-Action Competition
BEAR HILL PATH by Tatjana Moutchnik (DE/IS)
WHEN I DANCE, THE EARTH TREMBLES (WENN ICH TANZE, WACKELT DIE WELT) by Otto Lazić-Reuschel
 
Shorts Animation Competition
THE CHIMNEY SWIFT (DER SCHORNSTEINSEGLER) by Frédéric Schuld
CONVERSATIONS WITH A WHALE by Samo (Anna Bergmann)
FANTASMIA by Luise Fiedler
JUST A GUY by Shoko Hara
SERIAL PARALLELS by Max Hattler (DE/HK)
 
Shorts New Talents Competition: Animation
ARMED LULLABY by Yana Ugrekhelidze
INSIDE ME by Maria Trigo Teixeira
 
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-Action
THE PUBIC HAIR (DAS SCHAMHAAR) by Carolin Glomp
THE SIMULATION OF BEING (DIE SIMULATION DES SEINS) by Stefan M. Bürkner
 
Shorts Kids Animation Competition
FRIENDS by Florian Grolig
ONE STORMY NIGHT (EINE STÜRMISCHE NACHT) by Gil Alkabetz
 
Next Generation Short Tiger 2020
5 WAYS TO CRY (UND WEINEN KÖNNEN) by Michael Fetter Nathansky
ABLAZE (BRAND) by Jan Koester, Alexander Lahl
APOCALYPSE AIRLINES by Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
ASCONA by Julius Dommer
THE BEAUTY by Pascal Schelbli
FORTUNE COOKIE (GLÜCK IM KEKS) by Nina Weilbächer
GRAVEDAD by Matisse Gonzalez
INTERSTATE 8 by Anne Thieme
THE LOST WEDDING RING by Elisabeth Jakobi
REVOLVO by Francy Fabritz
RUSHES (IN DEN BINSEN) by Clara Zoe My-Linh von Arnim
WHERE WE USED TO SWIM by Daniel Asadi Faezi
WILD WEST COMPRESSED by Christian Kaufmann

Animated Realities
REVOLYKUS by Victor Orozco Ramirez (DE/MX)

Animated Journeys
TIES by Dina Velikovskaya (DE/RU)

Rebels with a Cause
PASSAGE by Ann Oren

Late Night Love
THITONOS & THE GODDESS OF DAWN by Jörg Weidner

Number of Films Shown 255 Features, 8 series and 315 shorts from 77 countries in 2019

Media Coverage approx. 174 journalists (68 foreign and 118 Estonian)

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival.

Evaluation The festival is the largest one in the Baltic countries and very well organised. The program present a wide selection of both international and national films for the enthusiast audience. Since 2014, the festival is catogarized as an "A-festival" by FIAPF.

Services Festival covers both way of the print transport

Reviewed Files
Fachinfo_Tallinn2012.pdf

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